SBS Senior Celebration & Commencement

UMass Commencement

Friday, May 12 2017
4:30-6:00 p.m., rain or shine
Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium

The university’s official, large graduation ceremony, full of pomp and circumstance. This will be held outdoors in the stadium, rain or shine, and includes students from all across campus. Stadium gates open at 2:00 p.m.

Visit the ​Commencement Website


SBS Senior Celebration

Saturday, May 13, 2017
1:00-2:30 p.m.
Mullins Center, UMass Amherst

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences will conduct its Senior Celebration on May 13th, from 1:00-2:30 p.m. Dean John A. Hird will officiate. The audience can expect to hear meaningful and memorable commentary from a faculty member and student from each department and program. Each senior's name will be announced by department, and photographs will be taken while the graduates receive their medals and shake hands with College leaders.

Please plan on attending both ceremonies with your families. Each has been created to make your send-off memorable and fun. Take a sneak peek at what you might expect by viewing this short clip of a previous ceremony.

A Save the Date brochure will be mailed in March to your permanent (where you live when you aren't on campus) address. The address was pulled from your SPIRE account; if you don't get the mailing, please check the account to make sure your address is correct.

Frequently Asked Questions
Senior Celebration Schedule
Photos from the 2016 Celebration

Go to the main UMass Amherst Commencement site to find out details about dining, lodging (on and off campus), directions and more. If you or your family have accessibility requests, please visit the accessibility page on the main UMass Commencement site. 

Congratulations Graduates!